2016/2017 Season – Newsletter #8

Welcome to this weeks newsletter from Burnside Park, firstly I hope this newsletter finds you, your family and friends safe & well after the Kaikoura earthquakes earlier in the week.

Here are the highlights for this edition:

  • First test match of the summer at Hagley Oval, means no Saturday Cricket.
  • Friday Night Junior Cricket is ON this week
  • Raffle Tickets due in this week
  • Let’s help BWU2 get to be the Guard of Honour at T20 SuperSmash game
  • CLUB DAY on the 26th November
  • Sponsor’s packs getting organised
  • Update on Cricket, Al Brown MVP and Honours Board
Tom Latham at Junior Prizegiving 2015/16

First Test at Hagley Oval starting today

Join me in wishing club member & Black Cap Tom Latham all the best for the test match this week & fingers crossed the weather plays its part. Tom Latham’s highest test score of 137 is against Pakistan – so we hope to see a repeat performance in front of a home crowd!

Check out this video of Tom under the Helmet practising for short leg on youtube it was posted yesterday at Hagley Oval – Under the helmet

I hope you get a chance to get down and support international cricket over the coming days. Here some links for tickets and for the conditions of entry to Hagley Oval

Tickets for the Test  or join MyBlackcaps for discounted tickets Register for MyBlackcaps

Hagley Oval – Conditions of Entry

Due to the Test Match being at Hagley Oval – all Saturday Cricket is off

Friday Night Junior Cricket

This week Friday Night Junior cricket is still on, but due to the forecast please keep an eye on Facebook for updates if there are any cancellations notices. We will still need to get the raffle tickets back rain or shine so keep ready on how to do this –

Club Raffle Tickets

The club needs to get back all of the raffle tickets (sold or unsold) and the money this week on Friday at the latest.

You can return the tickets to the club on Thursday 17/11 & Friday 18/11 between 6.00pm and 6.30pm (and at the end of Friday Night Cricket). If you are playing in a Saturday please return your tickets to your team captain or coach & if you need to make any additional arrangements to return the tickets please contact Dan Vedder, 021 222 7766 or email  danv@efsix.co.nz

The club would like to thank everyone for their help in selling the tickets and fundraising, this money helps run and make improvements to the club as well as keeping subscriptions down.

Can you help BWU2 win a Facebook competition?


Remember this photo from last weeks newsletter? Well we entered it in the Canterbury Kings Peter Fulton Guard of Honour competion on the Canterbury Kings Facebook page and we need to get as many likes as we can to so this awesome team can win the chance to line the Tunnel as well as win family passes to a McDonalds T20 Supersmash Game.

All you have to do is follow the link below and click ‘Like’ and if you can please ‘Share’ as well. These guys would love to win it!



Club Day – 26th November 

Saturday the 26th of November is club day and we will be having the following:

  • Sausage Sizzle for all the Saturday Morning players (Junior Matches will be at or Near BWC)
  • Jack Kerr Pride Club, Life Members and Sponsors Lunch – 12pm
  • Social Carribean Night from 7.30pm (Partners welcome) Club has arrange for a courtesy van for the night to make sure you get dropped off safe and sound.
  • Spot Prizes on the day.


Sponsor’s pack getting ready to go out



Sponsor Packages include Club gear and Canterbury Kings Season passes.

 Dan Vedder has sent in a photo of some of Sponsor packs that are coming together, which he has been working very hard in kicking off this season. We are very lucky to the support of both Canterbury Cricket and the Canterbury Kings to put together game tickets and season passes as part of this promotion.

Theres still time to get on board as a sponsor, packages start at as little as $250.oo and include supporters clothing, Kings tickets & more! – Contact Dan Vedder Danv@efsix.co.nz or 0212227766.

Signage will start going up in time for club day and if you are one of our sponsor’s the club and it’s members appreciates your support!

(you can now buy club branded clothing at cricket express or through Dan Vedder)

Update on Cricket


South African All-Rounder  & Coach – JJ Naude

It’s been a very wet start to the season with rainfull it seems at the end of each week which is causing these ground cancellations.Christchurch Metro Cricket and CJCA are doing what they can to get play and if you want read more about their efforts please click on this link to the CMCA Newsletter

With Saturday Junior and uncovered cricket cancelled it was a long day waiting for play for both Premier Men and 2a whose results were forgettable….so onwards and upwards as they say. The only change in Al Brown was Cam Hawkins making his way to the top overtaking JJ Naude in this close battle for the club’s top award. For full details click on the link below.

Al Brown MVP


Club Stalwart Steve McKean celebrates his Birthday this week – at practice and is ready for the Aussie call up

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